On Our Plate: Gluten-Free Dining; New Brunch Survey; Tipping Habits; Meyer Lemons Trending on OpenTable; Save 30% with Savored

A good Bloody Mary is my favorite thing about brunch. And, if you aren't asking for a salted rim, you're totally missing out!

Happenings on and around OpenTable … 

* Do you suffer from Celiac Disease? Guest blogger Erin Smith gives you tips for dining out safely.

* We’ve got the skinny on tipping in restaurants. Read more.

* Do you have a food allergy? Weigh in on our dining poll!

* Are you saving with Savored? Learn how you can get 30% off at your next meal!

* This week’s restaurant review trendMeyer lemons!

* What’s your brunch styleLet us know in this fun and fast survey.

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out.

* We’ve rounded up recent restaurant reviewsFind out how your fave fared.

* Reserve to dine out to fight AIDS at select DenverMinneapolisPhiladelphiaSan DiegoSan Francisco, and Washington, D.C.  restaurants during Dining Out for Life on April 26th!

* Restaurant Weeks in Long Island and Tacoma are happening now. Don’t miss your chance to dine out for less!

* Restaurant reservations are now available for additional Restaurant Weeks, including Detroit, and Main Line.

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Save with Savored: Find Exclusive 30% Off Dining Deals in Your City

Don't miss your chance to save 30% with Savored offers!

Looking for ways to save on your next dining check? Check out the Savored offers available on OpenTable to save 30% off your bill.

To get started, simply search on the Savored tab on your metro start page for the date, time, and number of people in your party. Select the reservation that’s right for you and pay $10 to reserve. The restaurant is automatically notified of your purchase and when you dine there, the 30% discount on your meal will be discreetly deducted from your bill — no coupons, certificates, or paper tickets required!

There’s no limit on how much you can save; the 30% discount is good for your entire table no matter how much you spend. However, in some states, local law may prohibit the restaurant from including some or all alcoholic beverages in the discount.

Savored offers are currently available in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Book your Savored reservations today to start saving!

On Our Plate This Week: Savored Savings Come to Chicago; Restaurant Weeks Roll On; NYC Benefit for Lydia Tillman on 8/20; SXSW PanelPicker Voting Is Open

Savored deals have come to Chicago, giving diners more opportunities to spend less while dining out.

* Vote for OpenTable’s own mobile guru Scott Jampol to share his wisdom at SXSW in 2012. You have to register, but it’s free and it’s fast. Give a thumbs up at SXSW PanelPicker now!

* We’re wondering if celebs should tip more than your average bear. Weigh in here.

* If you’ll be in NYC on Saturday, consider attending the Benefit for Lydia Tillman, a well-known and much-loved sommelier, formerly of Casa Mono. Ms. Tillman was the victim of a brutal attack, and friends and colleagues are rallying to raise funds for her recovery. If you can’t attend, you can make a donation here.

* The Windy City just got a bit more affordable for foodies. We’ve rolled out Savored deals in Chicago.

* Restaurant Weeks happening this week include Alexandria Restaurant WeekRestaurant Week BostonCosta Mesa Restaurant WeekDallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant WeekHouston Restaurant WeekMiami Spice, COOLinary in NOLA, Dine Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C. Restaurant Week.

* Looking ahead, reservations are now open for additional restaurant weeks, including Atlanta’s Midtown Restaurant WeekCenter City District Restaurant WeekLouisiana Seafood Restaurant WeekDowntown Raleigh Restaurant Week, and San Diego Restaurant Week.


Savored Launches Partnership with OpenTable; San Francisco Is Premiere City

Savor the flavor of discounted dining, courtesy of Savored deals, now on OpenTable.

We’re pleased to announce that discount dining deals through Savored, formerly known as Village Vines, have come to OpenTable. Launching in San Francisco, the offers, which provide diners with 30 percent off the price of their entire meal at premier restaurants on select dates and times in exchange for a $10 reservation fee, will soon roll out in other cities across the U.S.

If you’re not familiar with Savored, it’s a members-only service providing insider pricing at top restaurants in major cities, including Atlanta, Boston,Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Our friends at Savored estimate that a party of four would save $40 on a their bill after accounting for the initial fee. Another way to add value to the dining experience for both diners and restaurateurs, the partnership between OpenTable and Savored is truly a win-win for everyone.

If you’re in the Bay Area, learn how you can save with Savored at restaurants, including Chez TJ, Epic RoasthouseFish & Farm, Saison, and many more, here!